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Ryan Richardson: Preventing heat stroke can save your pet's life
I still see it around town, and it bothers me to see pets in a dangerous situation. But I don't think it is necessarily a product of intentional harm or neglect; I think it has more to do with understanding just how a dog ultimately deals with hot weather.
Shared palette: Married couple Steve and Cindy Head create art, show exhibits together
Steve Head is pretty good with cameras and video editing. Cindy Head is an expert quilter. Neither one had painted much a few years ago -- Cindy painted tulle and furniture for repurposing projects, but that was about it.
Linda Cannon: 'Freak' authors explain their unique thought processes
In 2006, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner wrote the huge best-seller "Freakonomics" and followed it up in 2009 with "Superfreakonomics." Now they bring us "Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain."
Ryan Richardson: Fleas flourish in warm summer months
Judging by your emails and calls over the past two weeks, I think we might already have a flea problem on our hands in the Four States.
Volunteer vigor: Teen wins national award for service efforts at Carver park
Volunteerism is so ingrained in Ashley Burns' life that she hopes to remain a volunteer as long as possible. "I could live with that for the rest of my life," she said.
Danya Walker: State history featured in two interesting books
Working at the library allows me to come across a wide variety of books.
Ryan Richardson: Fourth of July means extra concerns for pets
While this holiday means a lot of cookouts, swimming and, of course, fireworks, there is an inherent safety issue that goes along with those traditions. Though you may be aware of how to guard yourself against the heat and hazards of fireworks, your pets are a different story.
Inside the fire: Members of Joplin Flow can handle the heat of fire spinning
It's a serious question: When Cayla Harpool, Brian Brown, Jake Zumwalt and other friends get together, they must address whether they plan to burn.
Frankie Meyer: Libary offering talk on how to interview
If you are headed to the Springfield-Greene County Library Center soon, you are in for a treat.
Lisa Brown: Graphic novels regularly added for adults
A popular genre at Joplin Public Library continues to be graphic novels -- not just for the teens and children but also for adults.
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